We built a compost bin at my house and it is finally in good use! Last year we bought a round compost bin that is turnable with a handle, but it was difficult to use. Spinning it did not mix it to well, and because it was above the ground no worms could find it to help the process of composting. We also ran into trouble when we added almost all food (or wet material) and harldy any dry material such as dead weeds, brush, wood shavings or unbleached paper. This year we began by creating a wooden bin, with two sections, and without a bottom. It is working great as a start. We can turn and mix the compost material manually which is a benefit. Also, when cleaning up the yard for spring we have begun to create the correct ratio of wet to dry materials (2/3 dry and 1/3 wet).
Composting is a great way to significantly lower the amount of waste our household sends to a landfill. All unbleached paper products, wood shavings, vegan and not-to-proccessed foods can avoid a trash bag and hit our compost bin. I find it a great way to remind myself of the kinds of food I am eating. If my food scraps are healthy for the compost mixture, they are healthy for my body. The proccess of letting our waste help our food in the garden grow is a step back to being a part of nature, rather than it’s enemy.